The NPN Local Program in the spotlight again!

June 21, 2017  •  2 minute read

NPN is proud to be the recipient of another award for its contributions to its home community. The New Orleans Chapter of the National Conference of Artists annually honors outstanding individuals and organizations whose work enhances the creative, cultural, and economic climate of New Orleans. Stephanie Atkins, Director of Local Programs, accepted the award during the 6th Annual Margaret Burroughs Symposium on Saturday, June 10th. Other 2017 organizational honorees were the Center for African and African American Studies at SUNO and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. In the outstanding artists category were Mapo Kinnord, L. Kasimu Harris, and John Barnes; Dr. Stella Jones was recognized with a Lifetime Achievement in the Arts award. Past recipients include the Amistad Research Center, Arts Council of New Orleans, Ashe Cultural Arts Center, L9 Center for the Arts, McKenna Museums, New Orleans Museum of Art, and the Neighborhood Gallery. The National Conference of Artists (NCA), founded in 1959, is devoted to the preservation, promotion, and furtherance of African and African American culture, and the creative forces of the artists that emanate from the African World experience. The NCA proudly proclaims its existence as the oldest African American visual arts advocacy organization in the United States. Its members include artists, educators, scholars, exhibitors, art distributors, art collectors, and supporters of African and African American art and culture. The New Orleans chapter has been at the vanguard of progressive cultural enlightenment by providing economic development, exposure, and acknowledgment for the arts and artists.